Tim Hart reports, “The 2017 Under 14 Challenge Series got underway with the Eagles hosting the Sharks, at Whitehaugh (home of Kelburne CC) today. Batting first, the Eagles scored 212 for 9 from their 40 overs. Skipper Sohaib Shah (Poloc CC) top-scored with 74 before he was dismissed thanks to an outstanding diving catch from Zakki Tariq (Clydesdale CC). Humza Zulfiqar (Clydesdale CC) provided good support with 55. For the Sharks, leg-spinner John Greene (West of Scotland CC) bowled with great control early on and finished with 2 for 21 – but it was Anne Sturgess (Clydesdale CC) who was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 3 from her three overs.
“In reply, the Eagles quickly completed a routine victory. The Sharks were bowled out for just 87 – with seven of nine bowlers used taking wickets. Thanks must to go Kelburne CC for hosting the fixture and providing an excellent tea, to the umpires (Ronnie Gilliland and Brian Reid) and to Ahmad Chaudhry for assisting with coaching on the day.”